February 12, 2015
It’s actually not that easy to get banned from casinos. For us common folk, it usually takes something drastic. It should even more difficult for a celebrity to get banned from a casino but it doesn’t seem like that’s the exactly case. Improper actions can be covered up and paid for with publicity earned by simply having said celebrity on the property.
With that in mind, a celebrity has to do something pretty outlandish to be banned from a casino. Let’s take a look how these five celebrities went from being VIP to 86ed.
January 12, 2015
Sports betting offers some of the biggest payouts you can make in a casino. Sports wagering is also one of the parts of a casino where the bettor can make money. The casino always has a small house advantage but with enough research and smart betting strategy, it’s possible for sports bettors to turn a profit. Today about 1% of all sports bettors are professionals. That’s a greater percentage than you’ll find for other casino game. Before getting down like a professional sports bettor, it’s important to know some basics.
November 20, 2014
Roulette is a simple game. The dealer, also known as a croupier, spins a ball over a wheel with 36 numbered slots and two zeros (for American roulette). The slot the ball falls into is the winning number. Gameplay is simple at face value, but winning at roulette isn’t so simple.
The casino only pays 35-1 for a bet on a specific number. If casinos paid true odds they would offer a 38-1 return on a roulette number wager. The probability of getting a winning number on a single roll is 2.63%. The casinos have a 5.26% house edge on a single number wager in roulette. In fact, that’s the house edge the casino has for most wagers in roulette. That’s quite a large advantage for the casino and players have been trying to find the perfect system and strategy to beat roulette for years.
September 10, 2014
Letting it ride is gambling jargon that refers to when a player leaves their money on the table and keeps betting it on the same thing. Your bet doesn’t move from hand to hand; it becomes a revolving door.
We hear something like this often at the craps table. Sometimes letting the winnings ride works, and we never forget those 45-minute rolls. These kind of memories are what make trips to the casino fun. Unfortunately, heaters and hot streaks only come along so often, and any attempts to score big are wiped away. The casino almost always has an advantage on the player. This advantage is often referred to as the house edge, and the casino always wins over time.
September 3, 2014
The adage that “practice makes perfect” isn’t quite true if you’re practicing incorrectly. In blackjack, the only way to make money is to learn how to play with the correct strategy and memorize it once you perfect it. Just one mistake could turn a positive situation into a losing proposition. But memorizing an entire strategy sounds more difficult than it is.
August 19, 2014
As a blackjack player becomes a little more serious about playing the game, he or she soon learns that the house advantage is small; only about 0.5 percent (about 1/200). Blackjack has among the smallest advantages for the casino and there’s a way for the player to turn the house advantage in their favor.
August 12, 2014
There are more varieties of slot machines than you may have ever imagined. Created in the 1800s, slots were created as simple games, working as three spinning mechanical reels. The first gambling slot machine had only five symbols: horseshoes, diamonds, spades, hearts, and a Liberty Bell.